[Openstack-i18n] Approved & rejected translations after versions merging

Akihiro Motoki amotoki at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 13:31:36 UTC 2015

On a second thought, I start to think this can happen in every OpenStack

What can possibly happen?

Most reviews are done after RC1 is released. It means reviews and
corrections are done in stable-xxxx branch.
It is not a rare case that strings are also translated in the master branch.
In this case, corrections in stable-xxxx branch will not be feedback-ed to
the master branch
and this means that translators/reviewers need to do the same thing again
and can lead to
inconsistent translations.

What can we do?

I don't think we have a general solution to this.
Zanata's current behavior may work well in most cases, but does not work
for us.

One possible solution is to allow language coordinators (or reviewers) to
upload PO files.
Language coordinators (or reviewers) can use diff tools locally and merge
more efficiently. The demand may be different among languages.
If they can upload PO files, we can cope with this lang by lang.



2015-10-08 19:37 GMT+09:00 Akihiro Motoki <amotoki at gmail.com>:

> Daisy,
> Is there any way to apply modifications made in stable-liberty branch
> to the master branch?
> We made a lot of modifications/fixes to strings from IBM translation
> contribution
> in stable-liberty branch. The master branch already has translations
> because
> it is contributed by IBM, so merging from liberty to master does not help
> us.
> It seems translators or language coordinator cannot upload PO files,
> so I cannot have a way to replace the master translation with the liberty
> version
> in a batch way.
> We don't want to check >100 rejected strings and copy >100 modified
> strings
> from liberty manually.
> Is there any suggestion?
> Akihiro
> 2015-10-03 2:12 GMT+09:00 Ying Chun Guo <guoyingc at cn.ibm.com>:
>> Hi,
>> A translation could be approved or rejected. This action is called
>> translation review.
>> A version merging is to copy all *matching* translated/approved
>> translations from the source version to the target version.
>> If there is an existing translated/approved translation, the newer
>> translation will be used.
>> After liberty translations are closed, we will merge translations from
>> stable-liberty version to master version,
>> and then open both stable-liberty version and master version to accept
>> translations.
>> I investigated whether translation review would be copied after version
>> merging.
>> Here are the results:
>> The review result - "approve" will be copied to the target version, while
>> the review result - "reject" will not.
>> Only "rejecting" existing translations will not have the same
>> translations rejected in master version.
>> But "approving" existing translations will have the same translations
>> approved in the master version.
>> That means, if there are "rejected" translations in stable-liberty, it's
>> better to input the correct translations.
>> The investigation result is OK with me.
>> If you have different opinions, please propose here.
>> If you want to understand more about version merging, please let me know.
>> Best regards
>> Ying Chun Guo (Daisy)
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